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Another new bookazine into stock this week for those of us who were active in the 1970s, an interesting and entertaining read for just £8.99. Full details on our website of course.

 

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For those going into the weekend and a chance to catch up, we have done likewise with a stocktake.

 

On the positive side for those who missed out we found three copies of Seventies Spotting Days around London & the Home Counties and five copies of Seventies Spotting Days along the West Coast Main Line, both were otherwise sold out completely first come first served on the website, sorry no discounts.

 

Meanwhile, we are about to sell out completely on Looking back at Class 31 Locomotives and Looking back at Class 33 Locomotives so get them while you can.

 

Likewise numbers are getting low on some of the first in the Steam's Lament series, with lots more new volumes in the pipeline we will not be doing any reprints.

 

Kevin

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13 minutes ago, MikeParkin65 said:

Flipping ‘eck and no disrespect intended but ‘Diesels to the scrapyards’ has just sold for £77 on eBay!

Yes, I was watching it. Another out of print Strathwood went for £98 recently.

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I managed to sell a copy of Seventies Spotting Days Around the Western Region for £47 on Ebay, and another damaged copy for £31. So obviously when they get sold out they become very collectible. Good luck with the sales.

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3 hours ago, valleymodeller said:

I managed to sell a copy of Seventies Spotting Days Around the Western Region for £47 on Ebay, and another damaged copy for £31. So obviously when they get sold out they become very collectible. Good luck with the sales.

This forum needs a ‘wow’ button! Again nothing against the Strathwood books of which I have many and which I peruse often but those seem ‘mad’ prices. Each to their own if course. 

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A glance through the stocklists suggests that STEAM'S LAMENT British Railways Standard Tanks will go out of print before long, likewise for STEAM'S LAMENT London Midland Region Engine Sheds 1A to 7D as we are down to less than fifty copies.

 

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Not one of our titles but recently in stock at our warehouse is Intercity 125 - High Speed Tribute at just £7.99 and provides a wealth of inspiration for modellers in both OO and N gauge.

132 Page Colour Photographs SOFTBACK further detail on our website.

 

 

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Not our titles but just to let you all know these are about to sell out completely and go out of print very soon as we have secured our last stocks from the publishers, full details as usual on our website.

 

Somerset & Dorset The R C Riley Archive 1955-1965: Volume. 2

 

The Southern's Withered Arm

 

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Heads up these titles are now almost sold out with less that 25 copies left;

 

Seventies Spotting Days around the North West

Looking back at Class 33 Locomotives

 

Remaining stock of these being cleared at half price see our website.

 

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Thanks to all of you who visited our new website over the weekend, many found a few new bargains within and some interesting new additions to the range of quality titles. For those who have subscribed to our weekly FREE email newsletter, you will also be aware of the odd special bargain along with just what is new and has arrived in our warehouse during the week, every week.

 

As a teaser we know of two new titles arriving in the next day or so one on Western Region Steam the other on Southern Region steam. As soon as they arrive we will put them up.

 

Kevin

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On 16/04/2020 at 15:11, Strathwood said:

Virus permitting Sixties Diesel & Electric Days Remembered VII, Seventies Diesel & Electric Days Remembered III, Eighties Diesel & Electric Days Remembered [snip]

 

All destined for Q4 this year.

 

Kevin

 

Any news on these D&E books you originally expected last year? Could get expensive with the new WR and SR steam books and the Diesel Dawn Class 43 Warships bookazine.

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Yes due to the Covid situation of course a number of projects were forced into the long grass for a while, but likewise as the situation eases they are all back on the table once more albeit around twelve months later that originally planned.

 

By the way Diesel Dawn 3 on the NBL Class 41 & 43 Warships is due in around the 14th May.

 

Kevin

 

 

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These two have just arrived in the warehouse this morning.

 

SOUTHERN to the Coast £14.50

Not for nothing was the Southern Railway referred to as the Holiday Line. Services departed from its major London termini to the coastal counties of Kent, Sussex, Hampshire, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.

112 pages black & white photographs large format, SOFTBACK

 

Cornwall Transition from Steam £14.50

Cornwall, individualistic in its landscapes and people, was one of Dick Riley’s favourite photographic locations. From the mid-1950s until the early 1960s, several times he made the long journey by road from south London to record operations in this most remote corner of the Great Western’s English network. In so doing he captured steam’s closing years and the arrival of the first diesel-hydraulics, in themselves a further manifestation of BR Western’s determination to retain a spirit of independence.

112 pages black & white photographs large format, SOFTBACK

 

Both have lots of modelling inspiration within.

 

Further details on our website and in this week's newsletter.

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Just into stock in the warehouse today from Irwell Press to follow on from similar titles covering the LMS Coronations (almost sold out be quick) and Gresley's Class A1 & A3 Pacifics. The series now welcomes A Celebration of BR STANDARD PACIFICS, Britannias, Clans & Duke of Gloucester full details of this 144 page Hardback can be found on our website right now.

 

 

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Expected into the warehouse in the next week are:

 

DIESEL DAWN 3. The North British Warships D600-D604, D833-D865 £12.99

and The Book of the B17 4-6-0s £29.99

 

As soon as they show up we will update you all and put them live on the website.

 

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Just arrived in our warehouse and available on our website

 

DIESEL DAWN 3. The North British Warships

D600-D604, D833-D865

Third in a series to record in colour and black and white the prototype origins and production lives of the first British Railways diesel locomotives, from halting beginnings in the 1950s to (sometimes) premature ends.

The introductory pages cover the conception, design and construction in the 1950s and are necessarily in black and white. The remainder of the volume illustrates the locomotives throughout their subsequent working lives through to the 1970s, in colour. Comprehensive text, extensive captions, technical data, life histories throughout. 

None of the many 'Diesel Dawns' of our times has been investigated, evaluated, celebrated, excoriated, praised and derided, more comprehensively in (often) more partisan ways, than that of the Western Region diesel hydraulics.

The various Warships were the first. British Railways Western Region built their own at Swindon (Diesel Dawn 2) and the venerable British private locomotive firm North British of Glasgow built the rest. The firm was responsible for two types, in fact, the earlier, heavy twelve wheel D600s (only five of these, to considerable relief in some quarters) which a BR Board largely foisted on the Western Region and thirty-three more in the D800 series which were more or less indistinguishable from the earlier Swindon locomotives detailed in Diesel Dawn 2. These North British D833-D865) Warships worked turn and turn about with their Swindon brethren on express passenger trains and then freights throughout the 1960s until their somewhat premature withdrawal in the early 1970s

88 Pages lavishly illustrated in both colour and Black & White SOFTBACK

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Arriving today we have; https://strathwood.co.uk/collections/new-titles/products/the-book-of-the-b17-4-6-0s

 

The Book of the B17 4-6-0s

 

Latest in the ‘Book Of’ series, presenting a comprehensive history and full sequence of works visits together with several photographs of every individual engine. ‘A handsome locomotive, firmly in the Gresley tradition of handsome designs’ and that is certainly true of the LNER B17 4-6-0s. ‘Good engineering should look good, and Gresley never set his hand to a design which looked less than very good.’ Again certainly true. The engines had a relatively brief time at the forefront of express working, mainly on the Great Eastern and Great Central Sections and eventually all were concentrated at former GE depots. This rendered many of them remote from enthusiast eyes though fortunately the selection of one for Royal trains meant they came to be closely observed indeed. The Queen preferred to travel from Kings Cross to Sandringham, avoiding all the ceremony necessary when she entered the City of London, wherein lay Liverpool Street, the terminus otherwise considered the natural setting-out point for Kings Lynn and the Royal Estate. A B17, later rebuilt like ten others into B2 form was kept at Cambridge for the Royal workings and when not so engaged visited Kings Cross daily, most notably on the Cambridge ‘beer trains’ which could get a bit raucous. Their names were large estates in the LNER countryside and on reading, the list it feels like an ancient copy of Debrett’s. In 1935 naming policy changed abruptly and the last 25 were named after prominent football clubs in areas served by the LNER. Thus the engines got both the nickname ‘Sandies’ (after the first one, SANDRINGHAM) and ‘Footballers’.

HARDBACK 260 Pages with 300 Black & White Photographs

 

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Not our own titles but plenty have arrived in our warehouse in the last few days or will do in the next 24 hours including:

 

These should be with you either later today or tomorrow:

 

The Locomotives of the Isle of Wight Railways 

 

The Acquired Wagons of British Railways Volume 3 

 

The Acquired Wagons of British Railways: Volume 2 All-Steel Open 

 

The Acquired Wagons of British Railways Volume 1 Fleet Composition & Brake Vans

 

The Acquired Wagons of British Railways Volumes 1/2 & 3 as a discounted Combo Deal

 

British Railways Steam 1968 The Final Chapter

 

Diesel Hydraulics in the 1960s and 1970s 

 

The Evolving Railway 1951-1976 

 

The Clayton Type 1 Bo-Bo Diesel-Electric Locomotives - British Railways Class 17 

 

The Metropolitan-Vickers Type 2 Co-Bo Diesel-Electric Locomotives 

 

The North British Type 2 Bo-Bo Diesel-Electric Classes 21 & 29 Design, Development and Demise

 

The Deltics and Baby Deltics A Tale of Success and Failure

 

Latest news is that these books are all due into our warehouse by 3 June 2021 along with the hot off the press The Deltics and Baby Deltics A Tale of Success and Failure, many suitably discounted for our customers.

 

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13 hours ago, brushman47544 said:

 

Interesting thanks. Is this the Crecy book from 2014, for a new one with the same title?

Its is the original one, although we are working on a new Hydraulic book ourselves for later in the year.

 

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25% OFF THIS WEEKEND ONLY!

 

Father’s Day is fast approaching on the 20th June and we have got you covered for gifts.

 

Whether you are buying for a special Dad or just wanting to treat yourself, get 25% off *all orders over £15.

 

Enter discount code ‘FDAY25’ at checkout for money off.

 

Shop now at www.strathwood.co.uk

 

*Discount expires 2pm June 7th, 2021. Cannot be used in conjunction with our 5 for 4 offer.

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FATHER'S DAY SPECIAL COMPETITION

 

To reward all those hardworking dads out there, we are giving away a FREE title of your choice up to the value of £50 to celebrate Father’s Day.

To be in with the chance of winning follow the below simple steps:

 

1. Subscribe to Strathwood’s weekly newsletter (if you are already subscribed then you do not have to do this again).

You can do this at www.strathwood.co.uk

 

2. Comment your favourite railway book title on our Facebook post.

You can do this at www.facebook.com/strathwood

 

Don’t forget to Like our Facebook page for future competitions and special offers.

 

We will announce the winner on Father’s Day, and they will receive an email letting them know how to claim their prize.

Good luck!

 

Kevin

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